May Weekend Events: May is Here & School is Almost Out! 05/04-06

May is here & school is almost out! Can you believe it? Another school year just about over, and I am excited that we actually get a few extra weeks of the Summer off from school since we didn’t have a harsh winter. Even though the weather seems somewhat tumultuous with pop-up thunderstorms happening about every day, it is nice to have the sunshine for part of the days and mild breezes.

You won’t want to stay indoors, so gather your family and friends and explore what is happening all around the High Country this weekend. You’ll find fun family-friendly activities, and even some fun events for adults and parents as well. Get all of the info right here at High Country Parent and make sure to pass it along!


This Weekend at Regal Cinema…

Now Showing:

  •  The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D NEW! PG

  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits NEW PG

  • Visit for more info or call 828-262-3330.


On Friday…


Gather up the Kids and go to Chick-Fil-A’s Carnival Night, this Friday, May 4th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Dress up as a Clown or a favorite Animal or Character like you see at the Carnival. There will be lots of super FUN Games, FREE Snow Cones, and special guest Twist the Balloon Man! You won’t want to miss out on these activities! For more info visit their website at, or call 828-264-4660.



Get the Music in you by attending the musical, The Music Man Jr., presented by Parkway School and Students this Friday and Saturday, May 4th & 5th at 7pm. Held at Harvest House,  The Music Man Jr. is an “American Musical Classic” full of fun, singing, and humor. Tickets are on sale each day at Parkway School and at the door for $5. For more info call 828- 264-3032.



Dance the night away at the 9th annual “Midnight at the OASIS!”, this Friday, May 4th from 7-11pm. Held at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock, come and help celebrate 34 years of Service, Information, and Shelter that Oasis has provided for those who have been in abusive situations. This special gala will have Live Music from Laditude, Heavy Hors D’oeuvres, wonderful Chocolates from Kilwin’s, and a Cash Bar. Come dance away with tickets being $30 each, and all proceeds go directly to assist families fleeing violence and abuse, and to support those healing from the trauma of sexual violence. For more info visit their website at, email Rebecca Gummere at , or call 828- 264-1532.



On Saturday…


Start your day off right with some Pancakes in the Park, this Saturday, May 5th from 7-11am held at the Horn in the West. Helping to support the Youth of Watauga County, Earth Fare is joining Mountain Alliance in making sure that the foods at this Breakfast are all natural, meaning that there will be locally raised Free Range Eggs, Pancakes made with non-bleached or bromated flours, and real Maple Syrup. Open to everyone for just $6, and kids 6 and under are free. A great Breakfast for a great cause! For more info visit their website at, email, or call 828-236-1770.



The whole family will want to participate in the Pond Mtn Vol. Fire & Rescue Annual Trout Rodeo in Creston this Saturday, May 5th starting at 7am. It’s going to be a great day of Fishing and more with Breakfast being served at 7am and Fishing from 8am – 3pm with a small entry fee. There will be Prizes for the Fish and the person with the biggest Fish caught will win a $200 Grand Prize! Other activities will include Lunch, a Horseshoe and Cornhole Tournament, and an Airwalk for the kids. All proceeds will help purchase equipment. For more info email Anthony Farmer at, or call 336.385.1626 or 336.385.9118  and leave a message.




It’s finally here! It’s the Opening Day of the Watauga Farmer’s Marketthis Saturday, May 5th from 8am – 12noon. Many have been waiting for the Farmer’s Market to open and once again enjoy lots of wonderful products and crafts such as Local Foods, Crafts, Breads, Jams, Jellies, and Cheeses, Meat & Eggs from Local Farmers, and taking in the beauty of the area, meeting and making friends, and so much more! There will also be Live Music from Upright & Breathin’, to welcome visitors, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, and Raffles for the Farmer’s Market products. For more info visit their website at, email Tori Cox at, or call 828-355-4918.


Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!


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Here is a current item being offered:  ~ From our Daily Cross Designs Online Store, it’s our Old Fishing Bait Shack Birdhouse.
Here is our Old Fishing Bait Shack Birdhouse bringing back memories of the good ole days of going down to the local Bait Shack and getting worms and crickets to fish with. Just does a heart good and lends a smile to the face. Hand-painted with a white wash in ocean blues and greens, the shack also has beautiful flowers growing all around and is sitting a top a grass green colored wooden base with old fashioned looking signs on the sides giving a nostalgic feel.

Perfect for Sparrows, Chickadees, Finches, Swallows or Wrens, it can also be used in your home decor. Both Decorative and Functional, this Birdhouse has a screw in the bottom that can be loosened for easy cleaning purposes. Can be mounted on a post or a tree, or hung from a nail or rope, whichever you fancy! Made for Interior or Exterior use. All materials made from Reclaimed and Recycled Wood. Painted and/or Stained with Safe, Non-Toxic Paints and Stains. Measures – approx. 8 1/2” Length X 4 1/2” Width X 7 3/4” Height. $23.00

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